Comments: The Howie Special... Project COMPLETED!!! Name inspired in memory of the 3 year anniversary of the passing of one of my best friends. 34 days and loved every minute (although working on the outside was more fun than the inside). Amber/Mahogany brown on back and neck, black headstock, all waterbased stains, bright red, cherry red, mahogany red and bright red again dyes on the front. Sanded off black base on the front and dark brown on the back, grain filled on the back as well. CTS 500k volume and tone pots with push/pull coil splitting, .047 Orange Drop capacitors (richer/fuller tone than standard LP .022), Ernie Ball Regular Slinky 10 gauge strings, as much as 15 coats of TruOil on the face, 11 everywhere else. Loved every minute of the process and had a great time.